Kick-off: 1545, 17/01/2021
Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena
TV: Premier Sports
Ajax have dominated Feyenoord in recent years, winning six of their last seven meetings and five consecutive De Klassieker encounters in Amsterdam.
However, the Pride of the South are playing well in the Eredivisie this season, particularly on the road, so they should be competitive here.
We’re going with 7/5 for a home win and both teams to score as our first Ajax vs Feyenoord prediction.
A Look At Ajax’s Betting Odds
Ajax have dropped points in two of their last three domestic fixtures at this venue, suffering a surprise 2-1 loss to FC Twente and drawing 2-2 with PSV after trailing 2-0.
However, they are still three points clear at the top of the table following Thursday’s dramatic 3-1 triumph at FC Twente.
Former West Ham striker Sebastien Haller headed the Sons of the Gods in front early on in his first start for the club.
In an open contest full of end-to-end action, both sides then missed chances before Julio Pleguezuelo equalised in the 84th minute.
Haller then nodded down for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to put Ajax back in front and the veteran super-sub coolly wrapped up victory in stoppage time.
That has been the pattern for much of this campaign, with Erik ten Hag’s team showing flashes of brilliance, but also being prone to lapses in concentration.
Ajax are still blessed with great talent, though, with teenage midfielder Ryan Gravenberch drawing comparisons to Paul Pogba.
Looking at the Ajax vs Feyenoord odds, we like 14/5 for the hosts to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1.
Last Ajax line-up: Onana, Timber, Mazraoui, Blind, Tagliafico, Klaassen, Gravenberch, Tadic, Promes, Haller, Antony,
A Look At Feyenoord’s Betting Odds
Feyenoord are going well in second place after completing a hat-trick of victories with Wednesday’s 1-0 home win over PEC Zwolle.
Dick Advocaat’s side took a while to get going, but some half-time tweaks eventually paid dividend.
Colombian forward Luis Sinisterra broke his duck for the season with a 64th-minute strike after coming off the bench.
Nick Marsman had to save a Virgil Misidjan effort but Feyenoord held on to continue their good run.
Bryan Linssen hit a treble in their 3-0 triumph over Heerenveen before Christmas and they began 2021 with a 2-0 success at Sparta Rotterdam.
That was a sixth away win from eight Eredivisie road trips, with 19 goals scored in those fixtures, so this is not a team which suffers from travel sickness.
Argentine defender Marcos Senesi and Holland winger Steven Berghuis are two of the stand-out performers, while Advocaat always has his teams well drilled.
Whether Feyenoord can quite match Ajax for overall quality is open to question, though.
Let’s finish off our Ajax vs Feyenoord betting tips by taking 10/3 for the scores to be level at the break but then the hosts to prevail.
Last Feyenoord line-up: Marsman, Senesi, Malacia, Geertruida, Spajic, Diemers, Fer, Toornstra, Berghuis, Linssen, Pratto.
FC Twente 1-3 AJAX – Sebastian Haller, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (2)
FEYENOORD 1-0 PEC Zwolle – Luis Sinisterra
Head-to-head: Ajax 4-0 Feyenoord, Feyenoord 0-3 Ajax, Feyenoord 6-2 Ajax, Ajax 3-0 Feyenoord, Ajax 2-0 Feyenoord, Feyenoord 1-4 Ajax
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